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    LEED GOLD ELDER LIVING

    As "green" principles begin to take hold in U.S. firms, those architects who have been following them the longest are demonstrating a refined and diverse understanding of what "sustainability" means to a building's occupants. For the NBBJ design team for the Washington State Veterans' Home, sustaining the elderly inhabitants' quality of life was a key component of the design intent.

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    SUSTAINABLE HOUSING PROTOTYPES

    At the United Nations Habitat World Urban Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia, in June 2006, Living Steel announced the results of its International Competition for Sustainable Housing. Living Steel is a consortium of steel companies and associations that has teamed with the UN to find solutions to worldwide housing shortages.

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    In Oregon, First Hospital to Achieve LEED Gold — Interior Design, 2006.0816

    Staking Claims for Energy Gold Rush — News Observer, 2006.0816

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    Green Homes Go Mainstream as Costs Climb — New Zealand Herald, 2006.0816

    The Top 10 Green Schools in the U.S.: 2006 — The Green Guide, 2006.0815

    Alternative Energy will Build Ethanol Plant in Iowa — Kansas City Business Journal, 2006.0815

    The House That Green Built — Orlando Sentinel, 2006.0814

    Energy Savings Hit the Roof — Sacramento Bee, 2006.0814

    'Healthier Learning' Environment for Old Las Vegas School — KLAS TV, 2006.0814

    Navy Building Uses Latest Technology to Be Energy Efficient — Ventura County Star, 2006.0813

    Itís Getting Easier to Be Green — New York Times, 2006.0813

    Building a Zero-Carbon World — Guardian Unlimited, 2006.0813

    Going for the Green (Business) — Bradenton Herald Today, 2006.0813

    Alsop's Asian Success — World Architecture News, 2006.0811

    Drawing New Ideas for Straw — Davis Enterprise, 2006.0811

    Top Green Building Products for 2006 — Building Online, 2006.0810

    The Built Environment and the Savewater! Awards — Infolink, 2006.0810

    Energy-Efficient Homes the Wave of the Future — News 8 Austin, 2006.0809

    UK Energy Rules Leave Managers Cold — IT Week, 2006.0809

    USG Provides Gypsum and Ceiling Panel Recycling Options — USG press release, 2006.0808

    Homes Going Lean, Mean and Green — CNN, 2006.0808

    USG to Provide Gypsum Recycling Options — USG Press Release, 2006.0808

    GM Opens LEED-Gold Certified Manufacturing Facility — The Manufacturer, 2006.0808

    Tax Incentives Go Green — BusinessWeek, 2006.0808

    New Green Carpet Adhesive from Bentley Prince Street — Interior Design, 2006.0808

    Green Offices Are Cool — Gulf News, 2006.0808

    Architects' Group to Host first 'Green Building' Expo — New York Business Review, 2006.0807

    Commercial Demand for Green Development Grows — GreenBiz, 2006.0807

    USGBC Partners with Clinton Climate Initiative — USGBC Press Release, 2006.0807

    Building Blocks — Boston Business Journal, 2006.0807

    Green Building Movement Yielding Tax Incentives — Architectural Record, 2006.0807

    Going 'Green' Can Turn a Bottom Line Black — News-Record, 2006.0806

    Going, Going, Green — Washington Post, 2006.0806

    Creating a Self-Contained World — New York Times, 2006.0806

    Green House — Orange County Register, 2006.0805

    Sustainable Design Starts with You — Miami Herald-Tribune, 2006.0805

    Contractor Turns New Page in Green Building — BDC, 2006.0804

    How Green Is Your Commercial Construction Project? — Orlando Business Journal, 2006.0804

    Green Factor Would Change Urban Landscape Design — Seattle Daily Journal, 2006.0803

    Dorms of the Future — CNN, 2006.0803

    Wind Turbines on the Parapet — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0803

    Looking for the "Teflon Chemical" in Building Materials — BuildingGreen.com, 2006.0803

    Outdoor Illumination Selected for ASLA Green Roof — BDC, 2006.0802

    Radical Urban Housing Project Wins Environment Award — PR Web, 2006.0801

    House Proposes Green Building Legislation — Steel Works, 2006.0728

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